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Old 11-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Propane regulator

I think I need to replace my regulator. Flame on stove goes up and down by itself and furnace won't stay lit.
Can I use any regulator or do I need to buy something special?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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You'll need a 2 stage regulator. A single stage regulator for a barbeque grill will not work.

I don't know if all 2 stage regulators are adjustable, but you'll want to get one that can be adjusted if needed.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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regulator

i thought i had a problem, but i found my regulator needed just a pinch more tightening. no smell even, but it cured my problem. stove burner was acting up and down, but not now.
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i installed an extend a stay on my coach and i think that's when i didn't tighten it enough.
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You don't need a special regulator - any standard LP regulator will put out 11 w.c. inches of pressure. A two stage regulator is perhaps a better quality unit, but any type will do the job. It does not have to be two stage.

Your local hardware store, home center, LP gas dealer or RV dealer can supply a standard LP regulator.
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We done a lot of snowmobiling in.. In the cold weather it seems a bit of water forms under the regulater spring; After paying AnRV place to Replace the regulater and purge the lines A lot of money Now i take the little cap off . take a big screw driver count the turns take the adjuster plug out, with a paper towel dab themoisture out, put the spring and plug in the same amount of turns replace the cap. And 9 times out of 10 you'll be ok. If not adjust with the stove burner on to a nuteral flame. Till you can put a meter on it. Moisture does funny things in the regulater;;
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I based my initial response on my experience. Our two stage regulator failed and I replaced it with a single stage because I happened to have one along, it didn't work very well and I saw a change in flame levels on the stove as I turned on more burners.

Since then I've done a little research and found that 2 stage regulators are safer in the case of a diaphragm failure and are less likely to send high pressure propane directly to an appliance. They also provide a more steady pressure over a wider range of input pressures.

Lastly, I think two stage regulators are required by either a national code or a RVIA code (maybe both), either way, it's cheap insurance.
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You are right about the diaphragm failure safety concern.
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